Frequently Asked Questions
What is handwriting analysis?
analysis is the study of personality through the interpretation
of written strokes. The basis for handwriting analysis is that
we project our personality into our writing in much the same way
as we show our feelings through expression, gesture or body movement.
How does handwriting reveal my personality?
writing is as unique as your fingerprint, voice, body and even the
iris of your eye! When you were in school everyone in your class
learned to write from the same teacher and from the same textbook,
yet, every student evolved his or her own style of writing, which
is as unique as his or her personality. No two writings are exactly
alike. Each time you write a sentence or sign your name, you draw
a picture of yourself. Every writing is a “self portrait” of you.
What can handwriting tell about me?
handwriting analysis can identify specific characteristics and highlight
outstanding or unusual qualities that make up your self-portrait.
It can reveal personality traits that are apparent and obvious to
you, but also disclose unconscious characteristics that may not
be evident on the surface.
How can handwriting analysis help me?
only can handwriting analysis improve your self-understanding, it
can give you insight into those who are in your personal or business
life. Sometimes we need a deeper understanding of the motivations
and personalities of our business associates or our parents, siblings,
children, spouses or special friends. A better understanding can
lead to better relationships and smoother communication.
What if my handwriting changes?
have probably noticed from your own handwriting that it has changed
through the years and also can look different moment to moment.
And that’s natural. As we change our handwriting changes. A certain
amount of variation in handwriting is normal. Like facial expressions
that change constantly, these subtle variations in handwriting do
not disguise the inner person. Long term permanent changes are also
natural as they reflect our growth and development. Handwriting
samples taken through the years provide a visual history of the
development of our lives emotionally, physically and mentally.
How can handwriting analysis be used?
can be used everywhere human understanding is needed. On a personal
basis it can be used to increase understanding between people: such
as, parents, children, spouses, friends, nanny’s, hired help ----anyone
we come into contact with in our daily lives.
analysis is an invaluable human resource tool for businesses. It
can be used to evaluate the applicants that are best suited for
a particular job, to gain insight on how to work with employees,
for team building and to help develop employees to do their best
How accurate is handwriting analysis?
analysis is not an exact science such as mathematics, but is a subjective
science such as medicine or psychology. Recognized as a science
toward the end of the eighteenth century, handwriting analysis depends
on research and experimentation and follows set rules and methods.
The quality of the work of the handwriting analyst, similar to the
medical professional, depends upon the integrity, training, talent
and experience of the analyst or company preparing the report. (The
analyses prepared by HuVista have consistently been proven to be
over 85% accurate.)
Is handwriting analysis legal?
The advantage of using a handwriting analysis is that it does not
reveal the writer’s age, race, religion or sex. It is a non-discriminatory
personnel tool. Not only is handwriting analysis used by many businesses,
it is used by forensic document examiners in the legal system in
cases of fraud, forgery or to determine the source of various written
How does handwriting analysis differ from forensic document examination?
analysts and forensic document examiners look at many of the same
handwriting characteristics, but the two disciplines are quite different.
While the handwriting analyst is concerned with the writer’s personality,
the forensic document examiner studies the physical structure and
characteristics of a handwriting. Forensic document examiners are
often called as expert witnesses in cases involving forged or disputed
documents. In addition, there have been numerous court cases that
have set legal precedence with graphology as to the mental or emotional
state of the writer at the time of the writing. (HuVista is primarily
concerned with corporate and personal analyses, not forensic document
If I want a handwriting analysis, who should I select to do it?
thoroughness of the report, experience and accessibility of the
analyst, references and confidentiality are some of the issues you
might consider when selecting an analyst. HuVista is a full time
full service company with certified graphologists that strive to
exceed your expectations.
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